Jabez Prayers


What is the most useful thing you can do with one minute?

We’ve heard a lot lately of an Old Testament saint named Jabez. For Jabez, the answer was prayer. Hidden in the midst of an uneventful genealogy in First Chronicles we are given the prayer of a man of whom we know very little. We are simply told that Jabez was an honorable man, above the others of his day who prayed a simple prayer for God to bless him and enlarge his borders or his influence for God.

His prayer was only one verse long. Yet we are told that God was pleased to answer this request. While there are times when God will call us to extended seasons of prayer, we often miss opportunities to be blessed by one minute “Jabez” prayers in the midst of our busy days.

Why not take a moment right now and offer to the Lord a word of prayer that He would enlarge your sphere of influence today for His Name’s sake.

Rick Grubbs is best known as the host of “Redeeming the Time,” a one-minute radio program featured on hundreds of radio outlets around the world. He has spoken thousands of times on Biblical time management in all 50 states and 26 other countries. He is the author of the book “Morning Momentum: God’s plan for launching an unstoppable day”. He and his wife Carrie live in Salisbury NC with several of their 12 children.

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